Relationships / Love

 “A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.”  Walter Winchell

“The most important things in life aren’t things.”  Anthony J. D’Angelo

“He who angers you conquers you.”  Elizabeth Kenny

“Pick your friends but not to pieces.”  Unknown

“If we really want love, we must learn how to forgive.”  Mother Teresa

“Let no one who loves be unhappy… even love unreturned has its rainbow.”  James Matthew Barrie

“What is uttered from the heart alone, Will win the hearts of others to your own.”  Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“There is only one happiness in life, to love and be loved.”  George Sand

“Success in marriage is more than finding the right person.  It’s becoming the right person.”  Unknown

“One who knows how to show and to accept kindness will be a friend better than any possession.”  Sophocles

“You can win more friends with your ears than with your mouth.”  Unknown

“To the world you may be just one person, but to one person you my be the world.”  Unknown

“Two persons cannot long be friends if they cannot forgive each others’ little failings.”  Jean de La Bruyere

“Be generous with kindly words, especially about those who are absent.”  Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“Love is when the other person’s happiness is more important than your own.”  H. Jackson Brown Jr.

“True friendship isn’t about being there when it’s convenient; it’s about being there when it’s not.”  Unknown

“Expectation is the root of all heartache.”  William Shakespeare

“Take time today to appreciate someone who does something you take for granted.” Sean McCabe

“The only service a friend can really render is to keep up your courage by holding up to you a mirror in which you can see a noble image of yourself.”  George Bernard Shaw

“We are all wonderful, beautiful wrecks. That’s what connects us—that we’re all broken, all beautifully imperfect.” Emilio Estevez

“Time goes by so fast, people go in and out of your life.  You must never miss the opportunity to tell these people how much they mean to you.”  Unknown

“You learn to like someone when you find out what makes them laugh, but you can never truly love someone until you find out what makes them cry.”  Unknown

“The best time to make friends is before you need them.”  Ethel Barrymore

“Whoever gossips to you will be a gossip of you.”  Unknown

“A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality.”  John Lennon

“We have two ears and one mouth so that we can listen twice as much as we speak.”  Epictetus

“We are rarely proud when we are alone.”  Voltaire

“We look at each other wondering what the other is thinking but we never say a thing.”  Ants Marching

“It hurts to love someone and not be loved in return, but what is the most painful is to love someone and never find the courage to let the person know how you feel.”  Unknown

“Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned.”  Buddha

“A friend can tell you things you don’t want to tell yourself.”  Frances Ward Weller

“He who cannot forgive breaks the bridge over which he himself must pass.”  Unknown

“Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another, “What!  You too?  I thought I was the only one.”  C.S. Lewis

“Remember that everyone you meet is afraid of something, loves something and has lost something.”  H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

“A true friend sees the good in everything, and brings out the best in the worst of things.”  Sasha Azevado

“Sometimes you put walls up not to keep people out, but to see who cares enough to break them down.”  Unknown

“If the world seems cold to you, kindle fires to warm it.”  Lucy Larcom

“Love and kindness are never wasted. They always make a difference.”  Barbara DeAngelis

“A friend accepts us as we are yet helps us to be what we should.”  Author Unknown

“There is no love without forgiveness, and there is no forgiveness without love.”  Brian H. McGill

“Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light.” Helen Keller

“Relationships are like crystals, you don’t realize how much you love it until it breaks.”  Unknown

“We don’t want people to have expectations of us, but then we have expectations of everybody else.”  Lauryn Hill

“By swallowing evil words unsaid, no one has ever harmed his stomach.”  Winston Churchill

“The friend who holds your hand and says the wrong thing is made of dearer stuff than the one who stays away.”  Barbara Kingsolver

‘Tis a great confidence in a friend to tell him your faults; greater to tell him his.”  Benjamin Franklin

“The greatest good you can do for another is not just to share your riches but to reveal to him his own.”  Benjamin Disraeli

“If it’s very painful for you to criticize your friends – you’re safe in doing it.  But if you take the slightest pleasure in it, that’s the time to hold your tongue.”  Alice Duer Miller

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, 
people will forget what you did, 
but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
  Maya Angelou

“I don’t need a friend who changes when I change and who nods when I nod; my shadow does that much better.”  Plutarch

“The essence of true friendship is to make allowance for another’s little lapses.”  David Storey

“We awaken in others the same attitude of mind we hold toward them.”  Elbert Hubbard

“Tearless grief bleeds inwardly.”  Christian Nevell Bovee

“Heavy hearts, like heavy clouds in the sky, are best relieved by the letting of a little water.”  Antoine Rivarol

“To weep is to make less the depth of grief.”  William Shakespeare

“If you’re angry at a loved one, hug that person.  And mean it.  You may not want to hug – which is all the more reason to do so.  It’s hard to stay angry when someone shows they love you, and that’s precisely what happens when we hug each other.”  Walter Anderson

“It is some relief to weep; grief is satisfied and carried off by tears.”  Ovid

“You can’t wrap love in a box, but you can wrap a person in a hug.”  Author Unknown

“For lack of an occasional expression of love, a relationship strong at the seams can wear thin in the middle.”  Robert Brault

“Assumptions are the termites of relationships.”  Henry Winkler

“Present your family and friends with their eulogies now – they won’t be able to hear how much you love them and appreciate them from inside the coffin.”  Anonymous

“Trouble is part of your life, and if you don’t share it, you don’t give the person who loves you enough chance to love you enough.”  Dinah Shore

“Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down.”  Oprah Winfrey

“People change and forget to tell each other.”  Lillian Hellman

“Throughout life people will make you mad, disrespect you and treat you bad.  Let God deal with the things they do, cause hate in your heart will consume you too.”  Will Smith

“Sometimes you have to get to know someone really well to realize you’re really strangers.”  Mary Tyler Moore

“Never look down on anybody unless you’re helping him up.”  Jesse Jackson

“The most important thing in life is to give out love, and to let it come in.”  Morrie Schwartz

“Only your real friends will tell you when your face is dirty.”  Sicilian Proverb

“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.”  Lao Tzu

“The antidote for fifty enemies is one friend.”  Aristotle

“The friend is the man who knows all about you, and still likes you.”   Elbert Hubbard,

“If a friend is in trouble, don’t annoy him by asking if there is anything you can do.  Think up something appropriate and do it.”  Edgar Watson Howe

“We have two ears and one mouth so that we can listen twice as much as we speak.”  Epictetus

“Remember that everyone you meet is afraid of something, loves something and has lost something.”  H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

“The most I can do for my friend is simply be his friend.”  Henry David Thoreau

“Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.”  Marcel Proust

“A true friend never gets in your way unless you happen to be going down.”  Arnold Glasow

“The only normal people are the ones you don’t know very well.”  Foe Ancis

“You can always tell a real friend:  when you’ve made a fool of yourself he doesn’t feel you’ve done a permanent job.”  Laurence J. Peter

“Friends are those rare people who ask how you are and then wait for the answer.”  Unknown

“A friend is the one who comes in when the whole world has gone out.”  Grace Pulpit

“Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art…. It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things that give value to survival.”  C.S. Lewis

“A true friend is one who thinks you are a good egg even if you are half-cracked.”  Unknown

“Our most difficult task as a friend is to offer understanding when we don’t understand.”  Robert Brault

“We are the captains of our own ships sailing the sea of life, but in times of a stormy weather, you will discover true friends when they don’t hesitate to be a lighthouse.”  Dodinsky

“Those who do not know how to weep with their whole heart don’t know how to laugh either.”  Golda Meir

“Tears are the safety valve of the heart when too much pressure is laid on it.”  Albert Smith

“Surrounded by people who love life, you love it too; surrounded by people who don’t, you don’t.”  Mignon McLaughlin

“The essence of true friendship is to make allowance for another’s little lapses.”  David Storey

“What is uttered from the heart alone, will win the hearts of others to your own.”  Unknown

“There’s one sad truth in life I’ve found,
While journeying east and west -
The only folks we really wound,
Are those we love the best.
We flatter those we scarcely know,
We please the fleeting guest,
And deal full many a thoughtless blow
To those who love us best.”  Ella Wheeler Wilcox

“The aim of an argument or discussion should be progress, not victory.”  Joseph Joubert

“The greatest remedy for anger is delay.”  Seneca

“People are lonely because they build walls instead of bridges.”  Joseph Fort Newton

“Two things are hard on the heart – running up stairs and running down people.”  Unknown

“It takes humility to seek feedback. It takes wisdom to understand it, analyze it and appropriately act on it.”  Unknown

“Look carefully at the closest associations in your life, for that is the direction you are heading.”  Kevin Eikenberry

“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.”  Helen Keller

“The better part of one’s life consists of friendships his friendships.”  Abraham Lincoln

“Shared joy is double joy, and shared sorrow is half-sorrow.”  Swedish Proverb

“You cannot shake hands with a clenched fist.”  Indira Gandhi

“I have found the paradox that if I Love until it hurts, then there is no more hurt, but only more love.”  Mother Teresa

“The kindest word in the world is the unkind word unsaid.”  Unknown

“Love is not something you feel. It’s something you do.”  David Wilkerson

“One of the best ways to demonstrate God’s love is to listen to people.”  Bruce Larsen

“When you forgive, you in no way change the past – but you sure do change the future.”  Benard Meltzer

“A man wrapped up in him self, makes a very small package.”  Unknown

“People who try to whittle you down are only trying to reduce you to their size.”  Unknown

“The grass may look greener on the other side, but it still has to be mowed.”  Unknown

“Your companions are like buttons on an elevator.  They will either take you up or they will take you down.”  Unknown

“The bridge you burn now may be the one you later have to cross.”  Unknown

“Forget yourself for others and others will not forget you.”  Unknown

“Those who bring sunshine to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves.”  Unknown

“Every person should have a special cemetery lot in which to bury the faults of friends and loved ones.”  Unknown

“He who throws dirt loses ground.”  Unknown

“A critical spirit is like poison ivy, it only takes a little contact to spread its poison.”  Unknown